Dr. Davis earned his veterinary degree in 1988 from Texas A&M University, and earned ACVIM board certification in large animal internal medicine after completing a residency at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in 1995. He earned a PhD in physiology from Johns Hopkins University in 1999, and has been employed as a research exercise physiologist at Oklahoma State University since 1998, where he holds the John Oxley Endowed Chair in Equine Sports Medicine. Dr. Davis was part of the inaugural class of board-certified specialists in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2012, and recently completed a term as president of that College. His awards include the Pfizer/Zoetis Award for Research Excellence (2005 & 2016), the OSU Regents Distinguished Research Award (2008), and the ACVIM Hero in Medicine award in 2009. His research interests center on the physiology of exercise in extreme environments.